Saturday, October 29, 2011

Donna Hay's Brownie Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

brownie cookies with peanut 
butter frosting

                 350g dark chocolate, chopped
                 40g butter
                 2 eggs
                 ⅔ cup (150g) caster (superfine) sugar
                 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                 ¼ cup (35g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
                 ¼ teaspoon baking powder, sifted
peanut butter frosting
                 1 cup (160g) icing (confectioner’s) sugar mixture
                 1 cup (280g) smooth peanut butter
                 80g butter
                 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                 ⅓ cup (80ml) single (pouring) cream

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place 200g of the chocolate and the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside. Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk for 15 minutes or until pale and creamy. Stir through the flour, baking powder, chocolate mixture and remaining chocolate and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture, at a time, onto baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 8–10 minutes or until puffed and cracked. Allow to cool completely on trays. To make the peanut butter frosting, place the sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 6 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the cream and beat for a further 2 minutes. Spread half the cookies with the peanut butter frosting and sandwich with the remaining cookies. Makes 12.

I made these on the weekend! So sickly sweet but so so yummy! of course mine didn't turn out as well as Donna's, but Hay, what can you do! (See what I did there! Gosh I crack myself up!)
I would definitely recommend doing only teaspoon sized spoonfuls, as one of our trays just became a solid mass of brownie! Let me know if you make these and how they turn out! Enjoy! 

Image and Recipe From Donna Hay Magazine Oct/Nov 2011


  1. This looks so yummy!

  2. They look nice, will have to make them! Thanks for the recipe :)

    Ms Jelena xx

  3. This looks lethal.. loving your blog. Carla

  4. Oh my gosh, these look so YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Yum, this combines everything I love, thanks for the recipe :)



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